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Why Not, Dumaguete City

Dumaguete is one of my favourite places in the Philippines. Unfortunately, I never have enough time to explore all of it. While I’m I’m the city to give a talk on horror writing in Silliman University, I’m also taking time out to explore as much of Dumaguete as I can before returning to the weekday […]

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Breakthrough, Iloilo City

This isn’t going to be a happy post, despite the fact that Breakthrough is one of Iloilo City‘s most well-known restaurants. Breakthrough is the kind of restaurant you bring out-of-town guests to. It’s the type of restaurant that caters to almost any type of big group, be it families, friends, or co-workers. It’s the kind […]

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Felicia’s Pastry Cafe, Bacolod City

I’m a late bloomer. My recent trip to Bacolod City in Negros Occidental was my first time out of town alone on vacation. I just wanted to get away from Manila and not be pressured to do anything or talk to anyone. That I ended up doing work for Manila in Bacolod is another story. […]

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Calea, Bacolod City

My friend, who is based in Bacolod, told me a story of his first party there. An older woman had gone up to him and held his arm, feeling the ratio of fat to muscle and bone. “You’re thin,” she said, then continued, “But you just got here. That will change.” And it did. The […]

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